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I’ll offer a fuller reaction to Rudy Giualiani’s Foreign Affairs manifesto (short version: this man is batshit insane) tomorrow, but for now let me observe that I hadn’t quite realized the extent to which he intends to replace the War on Terror with a War on Usage: “We have responded forcefully to the Terrorists’ War on Us, abandoning a decadelong — and counterproductive — strategy of defensive reaction in favor of a vigorous offense.”

I’d known, of course, about the “terrorists’ war on us” but are the capital letters really necessary? Preventing the emergence of a world where this is a phrase we need to read regularly in our newspapers seems like reason enough to hope for Giuliani to be defeated.

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